Monday, 11 April 2011

Finding out about New Zealand Comics!

So you'd like to find out more about New Zealand Comics.
Here are some online resources
From Earth's End - NZ comics news blog
Funtime Comics - NZ's longest running Anthology
New Zealand Comics Wiki
NZCC (New Zealand Comics Creators) - selling NZ comics! And news

Monday, 4 April 2011

New Zealand Comics Weekend?

There will be no New Zealand Comics weekend in Wellington this year. But there is still Armageddon Wellington Expo April 9th & 10th 2011!

Look out for the NZCC stand where you will be able to buy comics! Exhibition booth 48, map here.

Support New Zealand Comics!

Till next time

Thursday, 8 April 2010

The Winners Are...

Congratulations to the winners of the 2010 Black River Digital Eric Awards!

Best Comic:
Love Stories by Mat Tait

Best Strip:
Western Park by Tim Kidd

Best Anthology:
Radio as Paper by Jerome Bihan

Best Webcomic:
Drawing Silence by Draw
How to Understand Everything and Not Hate Yourself by Meredith Van Halen

Best Art:
Utopia Now by Margaret Silverwood

Best Writing:
The Inhabitants writen by Kelly Sheehan

Best Debut
Hotpools by Ned Wenlock

Best Short Piece:
Under the Bed (single issue) by Tim Molloy

Best Comics Related Website:
From Earth's End by Adrian Kinnaird

Best Distribution:
NZCC-New Zealand Comics Creators (Isaac Freeman, Claire Harris, et al.)

Sunday, 4 April 2010

It ain't over yet!

The glitz and glam and celebrity guests of the Erics may be over, but Comics Weekend is still rockin' on!

The doors are open today from 10am to 5pm. The NZCC stall is still selling NZ comics including many of last night's award winning comics.

There are two talks scheduled for this afternoon starting at 2pm. First up is Travis Lealand-Maplesden on the translation of bande dessinée, followed by Dick Whyte on conceptual comics and a discussion with Draw, creator of the Eric award winning Web comic Drawing Silence

Claire Harris

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Media Hype for Comics Weekend

A comical look at life
By Penelope Scott from the local paper - The Wellingtonian
And linky goodness!
From Earth's End
Comics Weekend Profile

Over at Dylan Horrock's site Hicksville Comics the Wellington book launch of the long awaited New Zealand Printing of Hicksville.

Plus a long interview with Dylan on the stuff website: Comic genius returns home

Friday, 26 March 2010


THE NEW ZEALAND INDEPENDENT COMICS FESTIVAL will run from the evening of Friday 2nd April to the evening of Sunday April 4th, at The Basement Gallery, 39 Dixon Street, Wellington.

It'll open on Friday night, at 5:30, and will be open from 10am on both weekend days. There'll be sales, there'll be chats. There'll be an exhibition... in fact, there'll be two!!!

The events we've scheduled so far are as follows:

2nd April, 5:30pm: Opening Night
Drinks, nibbles, opening talk, relaxed hijinks.

Which really is an opening FOR...
Two Exhibitions curated by Dr. Tim Bollinger, running 2nd -4th April.
Two exhibitions, NZ Comix in 70’s and The Work of H.W. Bennett, will be launched on Friday night and on display throughout the weekend. Dr. Tim Bollinger is a Comics Historian of some repute who has previously curated several comics focused exhibitions. He is a regular contributor to White Fungus magazine

3rd April, 5:30pm: Wellington Launch of Victoria University Press edition of Hicksville, by Dylan Horrocks
Hicksville is arguably New Zealand’s best know graphic novel, and the VUP edition is the first edition of the novel to be published in New Zealand. It has been translated into several languages, and its author, Dylan Horrocks, has been a guest of several comics and literary events, including the Les Belles Etrangères festival in Paris.

3rd April, 7:30pm: The Black River Digital New Zealand Comics Awards
A celebration of excellence in New Zealand’s independent publishing community, hosted by Fringe Festival comedian Nic Sando and also (we hope) featuring an interview with Burton Silver of Bogor fame.

Events confirmed but yet to be scheduled include: bande-dessinee with Travis Lealand-Mapelsden, Abstract comics with Dick Whyte, and engaging kids comics activities with G.C.R.

Hope to see you there! For more info, contact us at nzcomicsweekend(at)gmail(dot)com.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Comics Weekend Sales Update

The NZCC (New Zealand Comics Creators) will be hosting sales at both Comics Weekend and Wellington Armageddon.

We will have close to our full range on offer at both venues, including the new edition of Dylan Horrocks' 'Hicksville', 'The Imposter' by Lee-Yan Marquez and a (near) new issue of my own 'Chicks With Knives'.

In addition, selected copies of Bryce Galloway's zine 'Incredibly Hot Sex With Hideous People' and some international comics TPBs will be available at Comics Weekend only.

If you have any comics or zines that you'd like to offer for sale at Comics Weekend please email
nzcomicsweekend (at)

Claire Harris